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Turlock claims victory over TC volleyball

Less than two miles separates the home courts of Turlock High and Turlock Christian High, yet Wednesday marked the first time in four years that the volleyball teams faced each other in competition.

September 04, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Prep Football Roundup Week 1

Yellowjackets over Wolves

September 03, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Second half comeback lifts Pride over Knights

Pitman High entered Friday's home game against Downey High with a team characterized by its youth. With only two returning starters from last year's squad and the bulk of its roster comprised of juniors, the Pride knew that the Knights, back-to-back winners of the Modesto Metro Conference title, would be a difficult challenge to overcome in their season opener.

August 30, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Mountaineer ready for a winning season

Three years ago, Tyler Juncker was a senior at Hilmar High where he played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Yellowjackets and helped earn his alma mater a Division IV SJS Championship.

August 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


No place like Oakland for the Raiders

The Los Angeles Raiders. Sure, it's better than the San Antonio Raiders, but it still doesn't sound quite right.

August 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Kaepernick leads 49ers into new chapter at Levi's Stadium

Life is good for Colin Kaepernick.

August 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock Tee Birds win Central Valley, preparing for Tournament of Champions

The Turlock Tee Birds have been playing golf at the Turlock Golf & Country Club for more than 30 years, combining competition and fun with weekly runs of the course and friendly wagering. Currently comprised of women aged 49 to 80, the Tee Birds play golf year-round. For most, it's their time to have fun.

August 21, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Patrick Green: Bulldog to Lumberjack

There aren't many local football players who get the opportunity to play Division I college ball, but count Patrick Green in as one of the lucky few. A 2014 Turlock High graduate, Green entered his senior year as the 45th ranked tight end in the nation according to ESPN and earned All-Conference and All-State honors by season's end.

August 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | College


Delhi volleyball reborn for new season

The first foundation game of the season, the prelude to the much anticipated start of league play, is less than a month away for Delhi High.

August 14, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock fighter suffers first career loss after first-round KO

Lewis Gonzalez' name is preceded by the moniker of "Lethal" for a reason. Leading up to Saturday's main event fight against Luis Palomino at World Series of Fighting 12 in Las Vegas, Gonzalez had won eight of his nine professional fights via stoppage, with four of those fights being called in the first round.

August 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Local ballplayer eyeing spot on National team

Not much time has passed since Dominic Rodriguez was playing for the Turlock Yankees, where he both pitched and caught for his team. Little League season is over now, just as summer will soon be, but Rodriguez is far from finished playing baseball.

August 07, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Local artist lands dream venue: Levi's Stadium

When the San Francisco 49ers hit the field in 2104 there will be two Valley natives on display at the brand new Levi's Stadium-Colin Kaepernick and Nick Brown.

August 01, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Youth quarterback earns trip to Florida

Brady House has grown up on a steady diet of football, so it's no surprise that his life's dream is to be an NFL quarterback.

July 31, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Karenee Demery in contention for NCAA Woman of the Year

She's a three-time CCAA Offensive Player of the Year, three-time Daktronics West Region Player of the Year, four-time All-American, and the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Player of the Year. She's led the women's soccer team of California State University, Stanislaus to two CCAA Championships and is currently considered to be the program's best player-ever.

July 29, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | College


Gonzalez back in action in Las Vegas main event

It's been half a year since Turlock's Lewis Gonzalez was forced to withdraw from what would have been his first shot at a World Series of Fighting championship belt. Scheduled to face Justin Gaethje on Jan. 18, Gonzalez suffered a knee injury weeks prior to the event and was forced to sit and watch as Gaethje defeated his replacement, Richard Patishnock, via TKO to become WSOF's inaugural Lightweight Champion.

July 24, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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Falcons soar over Coyotes with third-quarter effort

Denair High will be playing for third place in its Denair Holiday Classic today after dropping Friday's game against Millennium High, 52-62. The Coyotes (4-8) hit the court strong against the Falcons (6-0) in the first half, but a third quarter slump that saw Millennium nearly double Denair's offensive output dashed the Coyotes' hopes at a championship run in their home tournament.

December 19, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hawks trumped by Lions

Delhi High's boys basketball team pulled double duty on Thursday. First they put their brains to the test for finals, then they kicked off the Denair Holiday Classic with a game against Linden High.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Ripon edges Denair on the mat

Denair High nearly upset Ripon High on the wrestling mat Wednesday night, out-pinning the Indians four to six, but 18 points from a trio of forfeits was too much for the Coyotes to overcome. With holes at the 106-pound, 160-pound and Heavyweight weight classes, Denair dropped its first dual meet of the season, 30-41.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lewis Gonzalez earns split-decision victory

Lewis Gonzalez made his way back into the winner's circle Saturday night at World Series of Fighting 16 in Sacramento when he earned a split decision victory over Justin Buchholz.

December 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock headed to third straight Godinez final

Another solid effort from Turlock High on the court has landed the Bulldogs in the finals of the Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament for the third year in a row.

December 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Gonzalez seeks redemption in the cage

Four months have passed since Lewis Gonzalez suffered his first career loss at the hands of Luis Palomino in the World Series of Fighting 12 main event in Las Vegas. Those familiar with Gonzalez had grown accustomed to watching the Lightweight prospect pummel his way through the division and a loss, especially via KO, was the last thing that was expected.

December 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock rolls through Ceres in day one of Godinez Tournament

Turlock High hit the court with a bang Thursday night in the first day of the 38th annual Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament with a 66-37 win over Ceres High, snapping a two-game losing streak and setting up a game with Ripon High tonight.

December 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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